It was the result of coming together of five pioneering colleges of arts, design, fashion and media basically for administrative purposes. Later on in the year 2006 the Wimbledon College of Arts too came on board. These colleges were established in later part of 19th century and early 20th century.
As of today six constituent colleges of the University of Arts are Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design established in 1854, Wimbledon College of Art founded in 1890, London College of Communication founded in 1894, Chelsea College of Art and Design established in 1895, Camberwell College of Arts initiated in 1898 and London College of Fashion started in 1906.
The London institute earned university status after Privy Council nodded for it in the year 2003. Subsequently, it was rechristened as the University of Arts London in the year 2004. In today’s time the University of Arts London is the biggest name in whole of Europe for quality courses in various streams of fashion, design, arts, performing arts and communication. At the same time it is one of the most respected names across the world.
The institute commands a lot of respect and goodwill from the student fraternity across the globe for the kind of education imparted here. There are around 28,000 students in total. They are spread across various courses at the foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels. Number of faculty members to groom these students stand at whopping 1,228.
Faculties here belong to diverse backgrounds. So often than not professional artists, designers, critics and experts of different subjects teach here. All these factors like international class faculty members and unhindered research bring forth a kind of learning atmosphere that attract students from around 120 countries.
It is then no surprise that alumnae of the university form the largest creative network in the world. However alumni association here includes both the students and faculty who are spread across 148 countries in the world. To put it statistically alumni count of the University of Arts London stand at 2, 00,000.
It kind of gives a life to the University of Arts London motto- “A creative constellation”.